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Old 24.05.2012, 08:54
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Re: Seeking advice about travelling overseas with baby

If you have 3 months yet then plenty of time to get him used to finger foods. I did baby led weaning with both of mine (so they never had purees, were on finger foods from the start) and have lots of recipes/ ideas for finger foods. PM me is you would like some that you could make and take with you.

I also agree about getting your baby used to taking their milk colder/ room temperature, it's so much easier when travelling.
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Re: Seeking advice about travelling overseas with baby

If you want to heat the food you can just put the jar in some boiled water for few minutes you can get a flask from fisherprice with a lid big enough to do this... or just ask the air attendants..

KLM said the same about the bassinets.. Plus my son could have sat up he might have lent out and fell out as they were quite shallow.. With the car seat as long as it has the recognised stamps lists on website should be ok.. also it has to fit within their measurements too so that it fits within the seat. I used a seat which could be put both ways so could be ff on plane as the seat belt had to go through the back and RW in the car when we got there.. it reclined too.
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Old 24.05.2012, 14:07
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Thanks, Itzoe. Yeah, I'm really hoping he'll still be able to use his smaller, infant car seat for the trip -- especially so that he can recline. But he's already long for his age, so who knows... I guess I'll just have to keep my fingers crossed.

If he's not on solids yet, I guess I can just give him bottles and cereal and fruit for the trip, so I won't have to worry about heating any canned vegetable-type purees. I guess the other option is to bring some freshly mashed sweet potatoes in a cooler bag.

The trip is still almost 3 months away, and yet my mind is already spinning from all the different things to consider!

Oh boy...it is great that you are so worried. But it really really isn't necessary! You will do fine!

I guess I was the opposite of you, very laid back mom with my first. My pediatrician even mentioned it at the first visit when I brought baby in at 1 week or whenever it was... The baby will do fine. They really can't "break" as easily as we think. And if your husband is along then you should be ok taking turns keeping baby entertained.

Anyways, if you are interested in the bassinet seat you can always ask at check in, you never know what type of response you will get. The ones we used always had a strap on the that you would attach when the baby was in it that I guess basically wouldn't allow baby to sit up. I would imagine the ones on delta would have that.

BTW, we flew last summer from JFK to Munich via London and we were not allowed to bring our carseat on board by the airline as they said they didn't know if it would fit in the seat. On the one hand, that is a relief as those suckers are HEAVY and lugging them through the big airports along with the 3 kids is not an easy task. On the other hand, they are so convenient once on board (although I guess I never actually used one).

Good luck, take a deep breath and relax It is great that you are thinking this through now and are ready. I must say, you are one organized woman!
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Old 24.05.2012, 23:45
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Re: Seeking advice about travelling overseas with baby

Thanks again for the all the advice and words of comfort!

I love this forum.

Just wish I had more time to spend on it now. Mr. Biscuits keeps me soooo busy!!!
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Re: Seeking advice about travelling overseas with baby

-Most airlines provide baby food on board. Swiss gives Heinz bottles and they even offer to heat it up for you.
-Boiled water is also offered by crew but you can carry your own as well. I carried 6 large feeding bottles (330ml each) full of boiled water from home (I was paranoid at that time!) and there was no problem at all at security. Most staff right from check-in to security to boarding were super-friendly at the sight of the baby. The crew even took her on a little ride round the plane when she cried
-Just take care to feed during altitude change...mostly when coming down to relieve air pressure build-up in the ears.
-If you are traveling economy you can request at check-in for 4 seats together. If the flight is not full they will give it to you....always nice to have an extra seat to keep stuff handy.
-Evian/Volvic are also good options to make formula...supposed to have low sodium content.

Have a safe flight!
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Re: Seeking advice about travelling overseas with baby

one more thing: our baby was long enough at 6 months not to fit into the bassinet so we got 4 seats together and she slept peaceful on the 2 middle seats...this was better than the bassinet as I could hold her hand which comforted her.
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